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Days

  • Ling Ling practices 40 hours per day, so each day is 40 hours long.
  • The Gregorian calendar year has 365 days (more on that later) of 24 hours each. That is 8 760 hours in a year.
  • There are therefore 219 Ling Ling days in a year (8 760 hours / 40 hours per day).
  • Day names:
Gregorian Ling Ling
Monday Doday
Tuesday Reday
Wednesday Miday
Thursday Faday
Friday Solday
Saturday Laday
Sunday Siday

Months

  • Since there are only 219 days par year (or 220 on leap years), a Ling Ling year has only 7 months.
  • Month names and number of days per month:
Number Month name Days per month
1 Paganini 31
2 Brahms 31 (32 on leap years)
3 Vivaldi 32
4 Bach 31
5 Sibeilus 31
6 Sarasate 32
7 Bruch 31

Leap years

  • Technicaly, one year is 365.2421875 days (Leap Years).
  • In Ling Ling days, that is 219.1453125 days. This 0.1453125 day must taken into account.
  • Each Ling Ling year, an offset of 0.1453125 day is added. After 7 years, the difference is greater than 1 day. This day must be added to that year, to synchronize the Ling Ling calendar with the astronomical year.
  • That still leaves a 0.017187499921 day offset every 7 years. After 8 leap years it takes only 6 years to accumulate another day offset. This happens every 62 years (i.e. 8 * 7 years + 6 years).
  • I used a simple loop to calculate the leap years from year 1, so I did not come up with a formula to do it. Feel free to try! The complete calculations are available in the Calculate leap years page.
  • Leap years for recent years are:
    • 2017 (7 years difference).
    • 2024 (7 years difference).
    • 2031 (7 years difference).
    • 2037 (6 years difference).
    • 2044 (7 years difference).
    • 2051 (7 years difference).
    • 2058 (7 years difference).

Time zones

  • Ling Ling has no use for time zones!
  • Where he his is the only time zone that matters!
  • Therefore, the entire planet changes Ling Ling date at the same time.